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Del Mar swimmer wins seven medals in Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships

Del Mar swimmer wins seven medals in Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships

By Kristina Houck

Del Mar’s Roy Perkins already has six Paralympic medals, but his quest for gold continues. The 24-year-old swimmer trains daily and participates in the largest competitions, while on the road to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

During the recent 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena, Perkins competed in seven events and medaled in all seven, earning two gold, four silver and one bronze.

“I was a little bit off my time, but it was still nice to win that many medals,” said Perkins, who has lived in the community since 2002. “I’ve never won that many before. It was the biggest meet of the...

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